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Scenes from Animal Life: Fables for the Enneagram Types

Author: Waltraud Kirschke

Translator: Sister Isabel SLG

Waltraud Kirschke, a theologian and biologist, has worked with the Enneagram since 1991. She is co-founder of the Hamburg Centre for Christianity and the Inner Life, which explores new ways of living and thinking about Christianity.

Sister Isabel SLG entered the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God in 1956 and was Editor of SLG Press 1997-2006.

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For many centuries and in many cultures, the animal fable has been popular as a key to understanding ourselves and our neighbour. Using the same light, ironic touch and pin-point accuracy, Waltraud Kirschke has invented modern fables for the nine Enneagram types, based upon the animals traditionally assigned to them. The worst and best aspects of each type are woven amusingly into these eighteen tales. They are delightfully illustrated with line drawings by Dee Lane.


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